Saturday evening, October 20, 2012, we attended El Festival de las Naciones in our ward (the Madrid 6th Ward) cultural hall. It featured booths with displays and food, along with a program of singing and dancing. Our ward has members from 19 different countries!
As part of the display for the United States, Beverly made several plates of fudge. (The fudge was eaten quickly!)
A member at the Peru display shows off his country's flag:
Brother Olivares (counselor in the bishopric and temple ordinance worker) with Samantha Encacada, a Peruvian:
Jaime de la Torre (our ward HP group leader and temple sealer) at the Colombia display:
María Elena (counselor in the ward Primary) was in charge of the Colombia booth, with its delicious food:
Sister Gutiérrez and her daughter doing a Spanish dance. (Sister Gutiérrez, is a missionary here with her husband and son; they work in the hostal and in the temple):
The Gutiérrez dancers with the Spanish flag:
Felix and Jennifer Ogdebor (on the right) from southern Nigeria. Sister Ogdebor is our ward music chorister:
The huge crowd at the ward Festival of Nations:
The next day in Sacrament Meeting, a speaker said it best: Only in the true Church could so many people from so many different countries come together in such love and harmony.